Boneline are a Waipara operation with a serious focus on terroir. Waipara’s lime-rich soils and nearly identical climate to Chablis allow Boneline to explore stylistic bridge points between the more restrained French and more brightly fruited characteristics of New Zealand terroir wines. The name Boneline itself invokes a network of ideas linking their wines and terroir to the primordial history of the site, directly referring to fossilised fish bones that have been found around the Waipara River - which also appear on their labels - and indirectly referring to the lime in the soil, itself a residue of fish calcium that forms the various bone-like substrata of many Waipara vineyards and makes the region such a special place for wine. Bringing to their work a broad range of human and marketing as well as winemaking talents, Boneline look set to define new possibilities for their exceptional place and its offerings.
What The Critics Say
Winemaker notes on current 2019 vintage
"Lime blossom — lemongrass — elderflower — pink grapefruit — passionfruit — silken purity — creamy complexity. Aromas of passion fruit, pink grapefruit and citrus rind supported by layers of lime blossom, elderflower and lemongrass. The palate shows ripe stone fruits with citrus, creamy complexity from the lees contact in barrel — leading to bright and vibrant acidity which provides a pure, fresh finish."
90/100 Bob Campbell MW (2018 vintage)
"Typically taut Waipara sauvignon blanc with wet stone, mineral, grapefruit, lime zest and subtle guava flavours. A high-energy wine with a pleasing backbone of fruity acidity that helps drive a lengthy finish." Drink 2019 - 2023
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